2 refill spools – 164 ft. each (328 ft. total). This all natural silk floss by woman-owned KMH Touches is a great eco friendly alternative to traditional nylon (plastic) floss. Simply refill the jar with these refill spools and use the jar for life. An important note – this floss was designed to return to the soil and as a result, it breaks more easily than conventional plastic-based floss.
100% USDA Certified BIO-based Product.
This eco friendly dental floss has the potential to become a fully sustainable, zero waste alternative to the mass produced plastic-based floss.
Cut to desired length and follow oral hygiene expert’s tips for flossing.
The refill spools comes encased in a paper-based box that uses vegetable-based inks for printing and only non-toxic glues. Window and safety seal required by Health Canada are plant-based PHA and PLA cello (see End of Life Disposal for important information on PHA and PLA).
Keep the container and its contents (when not in use) dry.
Silk Floss – will return to the soil. Place it in an environment that is suitable for composting.
PHA and PLA – used for window and safety seal – the optimal solution is to direct these materials to an industrial composting facility where things like controlled temperature and the presence of microorganisms accelerate decomposition. Breakdown typically occurs in a few months or less under these conditions. Unfortunately finding such a facility in your locale may prove to be difficult and the alternative, placing these materials into the recycle bin, oftentimes will not yield the desired result.
Industry has yet to develop the infrastructure needed to effectively sort and properly process PLA or PHA “bioplastics” which currently results in the majority of PLA and PHA being landfilled. When this happens, it typically takes many decades (in some cases several hundred years) for these materials to break down entirely.